While human fitness originated by running long distances to avoid being eaten, it now dictates that we run in place to avoid eating. Survive with the fittest thanks to today's Groupon: for $35, you get a 10-punch pass to the Coors Fitness Center on the University of Denver campus (an $80 value).
The Coors Fitness Center induces sweating in a spacious facility buzzing with collegiate energy. Home to Denver's only Olympic-size pool, the 14,500-square-foot gym also wraps its walls around a full-size basketball court, racquetball and squash courts, and more than 40 group fitness classes each week. The center's advanced weight and cardio equipment are replaced on an annual basis or every time a physics major successfully splits an atom.
Visitors can crash a Willpower and Grace class, which fuses together various exercises that teach muscles to temporarily ignore discomfort and push the body to new heights of fitness achievement. Or, check off both cardio and strength training in the specially designated circuit-training zone. Get-fitters can challenge treadmills to a race, climb stair steppers, shake hips, and burn calories in the Bollywood dance class or lift dumbbells to wake up slumbering deltoids in the weight room. Complimentary towel service eases wear and tear on gym bags, and free campus parking relieves drivers of the need to carry their cars into the gym with them.
Coors Fitness Center
The workout hangout of choice at DU and open to the general public, Coors Fitness Center welcomes students and locals alike to its multipurpose exercise wonderland. Its 14,500-square-foot main building sprawls across two tiers, with a lower-level area packed with free weights and an upper-level area housing more than 80 cardio machines from True and Cybex. The El Pomar Natatorium welcomes aquatic adventure with an Olympic-size swimming pool filled with Olympic-size water molecules, and the Stapleton Tennis Pavilion fosters daytime and nighttime volleys atop six lighted outdoor tennis courts. The center is also home to racquetball and squash courts and two NHL-size ice rinks, allowing skaters to practice slap shots or triple toe loops in comfort and safety.
Certified fitness instructors and personal trainers roam the gym’s campus, orchestrating more than 40 weekly group classes and infusing one-on-one workout sessions with instructional and motivational tactics. Post-workout, exercisers can retreat to the locker room, dab their sweaty brows with complimentary towels, and exercise brains by coming up with a list of favorite lock combinations.
2201 E Asbury Ave.
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